Welcome to SUSD Legal Department
To ensure that the Scottsdale Unified School District is a safe place to learn and work.
- Provide a safe and healthy educational environment for our student population.
- Provide a safe and healthy work place for all District employees.
- Provide safe facilities for those visiting our sites and campuses.
- Reduce property, liability and workers’ compensation losses.
- Foster and promote a positive safety culture throughout the District.
Please fax all court documents, correspondence from attorneys, or subpoenas to:
Michelle G. Marshall General Counsel at 480-484-6237
Please follow up with a phone call.
Recent Policy Changes
To date, the following policies have been approved by the Governing Board and updated:
|Policy||Policy Name||Date(s) of Adoption
by Governing Board Approval
|A||District Mission, Goals, and Beliefs||February 10, 2009 &
September 11, 2012
|BBAA||Board Member Authority & Responsibilities||February 3, 2009|
|BBBA||Board Member Qualifications||March 3, 2009|
|BBBC||Board Member Resignation||March 3, 2009|
|BBBD||Board Member Removal From Office||March 3, 2009|
|BBBE||Unexpired Term Fulfillment||March 3, 2009|
|BDB||Board Officers||March 2, 2010|
|BDF||Advisory Committees||March 3, 2009|
|BDH||Board Consultants||March 3, 2009|
|BEDBA||Agenda Preparation & Dissemination||March 3, 2009|
|BEDB||Agenda||March 3, 2009|
|BEDC||Quorum||June 1, 2010|
|BID||Board Member Compensation & Expenses||March 3, 2009|
|BK||School Board Memberships||December 18, 2012|
|CBA||Qualifications and Duties of the Superintendent||September 21, 2010 & December 18, 2012|
|CBI||Evaluation of Superintendent||September 21, 2010|
|CM||School District Annual Report||June 1, 2010|
|DBC||Budget Planning, Preparation & Schedules||December 18, 2012|
|DBC-R||Regulation to Budget Planning, Preparation & Schedules||GB Approval Not Required|
|DBF||Budget Hearing and Review/Adoption Process||December 18, 2012|
|DGD||Credit Cards||November 18, 2008 & December 18, 2012|
|DGD-E||Exhibit to Credit Cards||GB Approval Not Required|
|DIC||Financial Reports & Statements||December 18, 2012|
|DIE||Audits/Financial Monitoring||May 5, 2009|
|DID||Inventories||May 5, 2009|
|DJE||Bidding/Purchasing Procedures||May 5, 2009 & June 1, 2010 & December 18, 2012|
|DJG||Vendor/Contractor Relations||December 8, 2009|
|DKB||Salary Deductions||June 1, 2010|
|DN||School Properties Disposition||May 5, 2009 & December 18, 2012|
|EEAA||Walkers & Riders||March 3, 2009|
|EBBB||Accident Reports||June 1, 2010|
|EHB||DATA/RECORDS RETENTION||December 18, 2012|
|GB||General Personnel Policies||December 18, 2012|
|GBECA||NonMedical Use or Abuse of Drugs or Alcohol||December 18, 2012|
|GBGC-R||Employee Assistance||GB Approval Not Required|
|GBGD||Workers Compensation||November 10, 2009|
|GBI||Staff Participation in Political Activities||November 10, 2009|
|GCBA||Compensation, Corrections & Adjustments||June 1, 2010|
|GCC||Professional Support Staff Leaves of Absence||October 9, 2012|
|GCCC||Professional/Support Staff Leaves of Absence Without Pay||November 10, 2009|
|GCCD||Professional/Support Staff Military/Legal Leave||December 18, 2012|
|GCF||Professional Staff Hiring||September 21, 2010|
|GCCC-EA||Certification of Health Care Provider||GB Approval Not Required|
|GCCC-EB||Employers Response to Employee Request for FMLA||GB Approval Not Required|
|GCCC-EC||Your Rights Under the Family Medical Leave Act of 1993||GB Approval Not Required|
|GCCC-ED||Military Family Leave||GB Approval Not Required|
|GCCC-EE||Fact Sheet No. 28 The Family Medical Leave Act of 1993||GB Approval Not Required|
|GCK||Professional Staff Assignments and Transfers||December 18, 2012|
|GCO||Evaluation of Professional Staff Members||March 23, 2010 &
September 21, 2010, December 18, 2012 and August 13, 2013
|GCO-RA||Regulation||GB Approval Not Required|
|GCQF||Discipline, Suspension and Dismissal of Professional Staff Members||September 21, 2010|
|GCK||Professional Staff Transfers & Assignments||August 13, 2013|
|GDF||Support Staff Hiring||November 10, 2009|
|IC||Instructional Program||June 16, 2009|
|IHAA-R||Regulation to English Instruction||GB Approval Not Required|
|IHA-E||Exhibit to Basic Instructional Program||GB Approval Not Required|
|IHBF||Homebound Instruction||June 16, 2009|
|IHBHD||Online/Concurrent Correspondence Courses||April 16, 2013|
|IJL-R||Regulation to Library Materials Section||GB Approval Not Required|
|IJNDB-R||Use of Technology Resources in Instruction||GB Approval Not Required|
|IKA||Grading/Assessment Systems||June 1, 2010 and April 16, 2013|
|IKD||Honor Rolls||April 16, 2013|
|IKE-R||Promotion and Retention of Students||GB Approval Not Required|
|IKF||Graduation Requirements||March 2, 2010|
|IL||Evaluation of Instructional Programs||June 16, 2009|
|IMG||Animals in Schools||October 9, 2012|
|JC||School Attendance Areas||June 16, 2009|
|JC-R||Regulation to School Attendance Areas||GB Approval Not Required|
|JEB||Entrance Age Requirements||May 5, 2009|
|JFAA||Admission of Resident Students||May 5, 2009|
|JFABD-EB||Exhibit to Admission of Homeless Students||GB Approval Not Required|
|JFABC||Admission of Transfer Students||May 5, 2009|
|JFABD||Admission of Homeless Students||June 16, 2009|
|JFBA||Unsafe School Choice||June 16, 2009|
|JFBA-E||Exhibit to Unsafe School Choice||GB Approval Not Required|
|JFABD-EA||Exhibit to Admission of Homeless Students||GB Approval Not Required|
|JFB||Open Enrollment||March 23, 2010, August 9, 2011 & June 25, 2013|
|JG||Assignment of Students to Classes and Grade Levels||June 16, 2009|
|JH-R||Regulation to Student Absences & Excuses||GB Approval Not Required|
|JICK||Student Violence/Harassment/Intimidation/Bullying||November 15, 2011|
|JII||Students Concerns, Complaints & Grievances||June 16, 2009|
|JII-R & E||Regulation and Exhibits to Student Concerns, Complaints & Grievances||GB Approval Not Required|
|JLCB||Immunizations of Students||June 16, 2009|
|JLCB R & E||Regulation & Exhibits to Immunizations of Students||GB Approval Not Required|
|JLIF||Sex Offender Notification||June 16, 2009|
|JLIF R & E||Regulation & Exhibits to Sex Offender Notification||GB Approval Not Required|
|JQ||Student Fees, Fines & Charges||June 16, 2009|
|JQ-R||Regulation to Student Fees, Fines & Charges||GB Approval Not Required|
|JLCC||Communicable/Infectious Diseases||June 16, 2009|
|JRE||Student Biometric Information||May 5, 2009|
|KCD-R||Public Gifts/Donations to Schools||GB Approval Not Required|
|KDB-R||Regulation to Public's Right to Know - Freedom of Information||GB Approval Not Required|
|KEB-E||Public Concerns/Complaints about Personnel||GB Approval Not Required|
|KHB||Advertising in Schools||September 20, 2011|
|KHC||Distribution/Posting of Promotional Materials||September 21, 2010|
|KHC-R||Regulation to Distribution/Posting of Promotional Materials||GB Approval Not Required|
|LBD||Relations with Other Schools||June 1, 2010|
|LC||Relations with Education Research Agencies||June 1, 2010|
The Scottsdale Unified School District supports the use of the District’s web pages by faculty and staff to publish information concerning school or District operations that may be of interest to students, parents, and/or the general public.
Such use shall comply with the laws of the United States, the State of Arizona, and the District’s Technology Use and Privacy Guidelines. This requirement also applies to all direct links to other pages (regardless of whether they are sponsored by the District). See Acceptable Use Policy
District sponsored web pages (including all school pages) are the property of the District.
Accordingly, all content must be consistent with the District’s mission, and must adhere to high moral, ethical, and professional standards.
Under no circumstances may District sponsored web pages be used to transmit, receive, or store any information that is discriminatory, harassing, defamatory, or verbally abusive.
District sponsored web pages may not be used to engage in any activity constituting or promoting a criminal offense, or potentially giving rise to civil liability, or otherwise violating any law, regulation, or District policy.
District sponsored web pages may not be used for the purpose of influencing the outcome of any election.
No individuals shall post any copyrighted material on any District sponsored web page unless the individual owns the intellectual property rights to that material, or secures from the copyright holder, in advance of publication, specific written permission for such distribution.
Text, photographs and graphics appearing on the pages of the District’s web site are copyrighted by the District and should not be altered or reproduced without written permission.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR WEB CONTENT
The Webmaster is responsible for the overall management of the District’s web pages and for the presentation of a consistent top layer design.
Each school, department, or teacher posting a District sponsored web page is responsible for the content of the page and must ensure that all information is current, accurate, and presented in a professional manner that reflects positively on the District. As such, there should be no spelling or grammatical errors. To ensure compliance with these standards, each school or department must appoint a Web Author to conduct a review of its web page(s) and all teacher web pages at least once a semester. In addition, no content may be posted to any school, department, or teacher web page without the approval of the Web Author.
Additionally, each school or department shall identify a person who will be responsible for maintaining the school’s or department’s web page(s), and each District web page must contain contact information for that person. This may or may not be the Web Author.
PTO websites must be hosted independently.
Teacher pages should relate to job description and responsibilities and should be supportive of the mission and goals of the District. All teacher pages are subject to review and revision by school Principals and/or the District Administration.
The views and opinions expressed by teachers on web pages not sponsored by the District are strictly those of the page authors, and comments on the contents of those pages should be directed to the page author. Notwithstanding this disclaimer, any web page used to conduct SUSD business must conform to the standards set forth in these Guidelines.
Any Web page that violates any of these guidelines will be removed. The violator shall be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination (or in the case of a student, expulsion).
How can the Legal Department Serve You?
Michelle G. Marshall, General Counsel
Louise Quezada, Paralegal
Risk Manager Scottsdale Unified School District #48, Law Department
7575 E. Main St., Scottsdale, AZ 85251
Phone: 480-484-6181 | FAX: 480-484-6237